We’re in a new series called “Foundations” which builds off of Jesus’ metaphor in Matt 7: “A house built on sand will never be able to stand BUT a house that’s built on the rock will never be able to fall.”
This week, we’re in Practice #4: Grow in Community. Our guest preacher, Scott Stonehouse, emphasized that biblical community is, first, a New Testament model that we see in the life of Jesus and his followers; second, something we imitate as contemporary followers of Jesus; and, third, something we demonstrate to a watching world as evidence of faith.
Today, let’s get really practical as we explore options for community here at Dallas Bible. Would you consider one of the following groups as your next step?
1. Sunday Morning Groups
While you’re here participating in corporate worship, a great way to grow is to join a group where you can know and be known. Connect (9 am) is an intentional small group environment where you will meet friends, learn more about the people of DBC, and receive prayer and encouragement. Two Bible study groups (9 am & 10:45 am) offer mid-size communities that meet to study God’s Word as well as pray for one another. You can find out more HERE.
2. Men’s / Women’s Bible Study Groups
Some of the deepest community happens in our gender specific Bible study small groups where we discuss God’s Word and share our lives with fellow sisters and brothers in the faith. Women’s Bible study meets on Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am, and Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm. You can find out more HERE. Men’s Ministry meets on Fridays, 6:30-8 am. You can find out more HERE.
3. Life Groups
We believe discipleship happens best in the context of intentional relationships, so we want to help you connect. Life Groups meet in various locations throughout the week and foster the development of life-giving relationships centered around prayer, care, and God's Word. Our hope is for friendships to form that will strengthen your relationship with Jesus and help glorify Him. We have Life Group sign-ups twice yearly (January and August).
Let’s close in prayer: “Father, you are all-wise and all-knowing. Your desire for me is to grow in godliness and closeness to Jesus. If community is one of the best ways for me to grow, will you show me where I should step out in faith to connect? Provide for me friends who know and love Jesus who want to spur me on to greater knowledge and love. Amen.”
Published on 10-14-2021 @ 4:48 AM CDT